In The Spotlight - Chad of FME? No reporter's job would be complete without having an interview with one of Pacific's best or as Chad would say, THE best on Pacific. Thank you Chad, for taking the time to answer my questions How old were you when you started playing UO? -Eight or nine. The Dev team has mentioned reworking the Faction system in the coming future, what change(s) would you like to see be made? -Well for starters, I would like them to remove guard zones from the faction cities again. Remove the wandering guards from within the True Britannian's base. Remove faction guards. ( I don't like when NPCs PvP for people if you couldn't tell.) Put in a point system that forces you to participate in PvP if you want to retain rank. It disgusts me when players who have never left trammel get to wear all the faction artifacts...or open factions fights up to all facets. In your opinion, what makes you and your guild one of the top guilds on the West Coast? -One of the top guilds? We are THE top guild on the west coast and the east coast. There is about five or six of us who have played together for the last 5+ years. We're hands down the absolute best at everything; Pvp, PvM, Bank sitting, Treasure hunting. You name it, we'll dominate it. And not to mention, we have some of the richest personalities in all of UO. I've been in dozens of vents over the years and I have to say, we are so much more intelligent, witty, and down right hilarious than any other guild. What was your favorite time period for UO? (ie. Pre AOS, Pre Trammel) -I really enjoyed the era right before they added tactics as a requirement for special moves. The templates were interesting and the PvP was faster and a lot more fun. As time progresses, the game gets worse. They continually cater to making an "easy mode" for players; ie archers/15 second apples/etc. Who is your biggest rival in UO? Why? -I'm slightly offended by this question! I feel as though you might be insinuating that someone rivals me. Sorry, that's not the case. If you could bring one thing back to PvP, what would it be? -Talent. I don't have to say much here. It seems like 75% of players are archers. Not to mention, it takes almost no skill to PvP with these 15 second apples. Increase the apple timer, you fix PvP. It's that simple. Is there any advice you would like to give to new players or even old players who are just starting in PvP? -Reach for the stars guys! Do what I do and you'll be great. Are there any other MMO's out there that you play, how do they stack up to UO? And if you do or don't play any other MMO's, what keeps you coming back to UO? -Nope. I play UO simply because it's the only game that PvP is any fun at all. Do you think Imbuing has helped in PvP? Or has it made PvP too easy? -I love imbuing. It has allowed everyone to get the same stuff, but at the same time it has really caused archers specifically to become more overpowered than ever. If you were advertising for UO, what would you say about PvP or UO in general to attract new players? -UO PvP...uhm well people run away a lot. They spend more time in houses than they do in SIMS...Oh you said attract? What do I look like, a walking billboard?